" In 2008, 11 of North Carolina's statewide judicial candidates relied on public campaign funding. So did most of the eligible candidates for offices such as state insurance commissioner.
But now advocates of public campaign funding are trying to fend off what they see as growing threats to a system designed to limit the influence of big money and special interests in politics.
Two bills introduced by Republicans would end the system. Another would take money from the fund to help pay the cost of a proposed voter ID."
The Charlotte Observer has more.